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Some laboratories use a reverse-sequence screening algorithm with automated treponemal EIA or CIA as the initial screening test, followed by confirmation with the nontreponemal RPR (Figure 4: Alternative, Reverse Algorithm for Syphilis Screening and Diagnosis). When discordant results are provided by laboratories using the alternative algorithm (i.e., reactive EIA/CIA with a nonreactive RPR), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that a second different treponemal test (ideally based on different antigens than the first test) be performed to confirm the results of the first nonspecific antibody result. Clinicians should request information regarding the screening algorithm of their laboratory and be familiar with the testing sequence used. Table 2: Interpretation of Results of Reverse-Sequence Testing for Syphilis, below, provides recommendations for interpreting results when the reverse algorithm is used.
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Syphilis serologies are complex and require two-stage testing as described in Figures 3 and 4, below. Note the following features of syphilis serologies relevant to diagnosis:
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Update 6/15/17: The links below include updates to the TCGP/IPC, HARP and HIV/AIDS Quality Measure Sets. This update reflects a modification to five measures addressing the initiation and utilization of medication-assisted treatment for alcohol and opioid dependence as well as the Continuity of Care Measure. The updated measure titles are redlined in the documents below.
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The "serofast" state refers to a situation where RPR or VDRL decline but fail to completely revert to nonreactive. About 15-41% of treated patients remain serofast (Clement et al, 2014).